Source: (1999) Paper presented at the Best Practice Interventions in Corrections for Indigenous People Conference convened by the Australian Institute of Criminology in conjunction with Department for Correctional Services SA and held in Adelaide, 13-15 October.

In 1993 in Western Australia the Aboriginal Community Supervision Agreement introduced the practice of Aboriginal communities managing the supervision of offenders resident in those communities. Parriman surveys the background behind this development. He discusses the objectives of the community supervision agreement and the critical success factors. Additional ways in which the agreement scheme has indirectly benefited participating Aboriginal communities are also elaborated. A formal evaluation of the effects of this community supervision scheme is under way.

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